Nurses are the beating heart of the medical industry and we can not do without them. They receive the greatest satisfaction when they make the
Nurses are the beating heart of the medical industry and we can not do without them. They receive the greatest satisfaction when they make the greatest difference.
When it comes to tending to sick patients, organizing treatments, assisting physicians, delivering babies, or helping with medical procedures, nurses play an important role.
Nurses find joy in helping others which is why they are called the beating heart of the medical industry. But finding the right career path among the different nursing fields can make a big difference in your income potential and nursing career.
To help you get ideas about what types of nurses can make a good income, here are the top ten highest-paying nursing jobs and their job outlooks.
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Nursing is one of the most popular professions in Canada, it is attractive because the salaries are high.
To work as a nurse in Canada, it is necessary to study nursing at a nursing school, junior college, or university and pass the NCLEX-RN, the national nursing examination.
Let’s look at the top 10 nursing jobs in Canada:
1. Occupational Health Nurse
Location: Calgary, AB
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: Not disclosed
Start Date: May 2023
Application deadline: April 26, 2023
1. Provides and documents services within the professional scope and standards of license specific to the health care of employees and other workers, as determined by Occupational Health Division Management.
2. Conducts clinical assessments on employees to assist and/or determine fitness for work in Safety Sensitive and Specified Employee positions, and other Occupational Evaluations as directed
3. Assesses the work environment for actual and/or potential health hazards and makes recommendations to the business to help mitigate or control the hazard
4. Collects data about the health status of the employee through an occupational health history, physical assessment, and appropriate laboratory measurements
5. Assesses clinical tests and results, arranges follow-up assessments, refers for further investigation, and communicates the results, as required.
6. Determines employees’ fitness for work through clinical and evidence-based assessments and in collaboration with the employee, company nursing staff, physicians and other healthcare professionals
7. Records health data and maintains accurate employee health records
8. Conducts clinical assessments to assist with the determination of fitness-for-work
9. Complies with health screening procedures and recommendations as required by global and local Occupational Health evaluation standards
10. Participates in the administration of the health centre, including but not limited to scheduling of occupational examinations, inventorying of medications, tracking and management of equipment and ordering supplies
11. Support Disability Case Management of employees’ illnesses and injuries if needed in conjunction with the company disability vendor and department advisors
12. Provides advice to employees on prevention of illness and injury, health and wellness, and community health services
13. Provides emergency treatment for injury and illness and notifies the business line in accordance with company guidelines
14. Collaborates and communicates with management on relevant occupational health issues.
15. Develops and deliver occupational health and wellness programs as required by local/site sponsorship
16. Acts as the site contact for Occupational Health and provides Operations Integrity Management System support and activities
1. Nursing Degree, Advanced Nursing Degree,
2. Nurse Practitioner Degree
2. Health Care Aide
Location: Regina, SK
Job type: Full-time/Permanent/Shift & schedule
Experience: 1 year to less than 2 years
Salary: $23–$25 an hour
Starting Date: 4th April 2023
Closing Date: 5th May 2023
1.TasksSupply and empty bed pans
2. Take patients’ blood pressure, temperature and pulse
3. Serve meal trays and feed patients
4. Weigh, lift, turn and position patients
5. Make beds and maintain patients’ rooms
6. Bathe, dress and groom patients
7. Answer call signals
8. Accompany patients on outside recreational activities and perform other duties related to patient care and comfort
9. Administer first aid in emergency situations
10. Work conditions and physical capabilities standing for extended periods
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
3. Nurse Aide
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Job Type: Full-Time
Experience: 1-3 years
Salary: $23 an hour
Date: Not disclosed
1. Answer call signals; supply and empty bedpans; bathe, dress and groom patients; serve meal trays, feed or assist in feeding patients and assist patients with menu selection; weigh, lift, turn, and position patients; shave patients prior to operations; supervise patients’ exercise routines, set up and provide leisure activities for patients, accompany patients on outside recreational activities and perform other duties related to patient care and comfort
2. Take patients’ blood pressure, temperature and pulse; report or record fluid intake and output; observe or monitor patients’ status and document patient care on charts; administer first aid in emergency situations; collect specimens such as urine, faeces or sputum; administer suppositories, colonic irrigations and enemas and perform other procedures such as directed by nursing and hospital staff
3. Transport patients by wheelchair or stretcher for treatment or surgery
4. Carry messages, reports, requisitions and specimens between departments
5. Make beds and maintain patients’ rooms
6. Maintain inventory of supplies
7. May perform maintenance tasks such as assisting with the set-up and maintenance of traction equipment, cleaning or sterilizing equipment, maintaining and repairing equipment, and assembling, setting up and operating job-related equipment
8. May transport patients between care facilities.
1. Some secondary school education and on-the-job training, a nursing aide or health care aide college, private institutional program, or a college nursing orderly program and supervised practical training are required.
2. Preference would be given to Bachelor Degree Holder in Nursing
4. Telemedicine Impact Plus (TIP) Nurse Facilitator
Location: Greater Toronto Area
Job Type: Full-time, Shift & schedule, Weekend availability, Evenings as needed
Salary: Not disclosed
Date: Not disclosed
1. Facilitates clinical assessments and health information gathering for complex patients of solo primary care providers.
2. Consults physicians (family physicians or specialists) IP teams and the CCAC via telemedicine to support the assessment and management of patients requiring team-based consultation with the goal of avoiding unnecessary transfers to the emergency room and developing anticipatory care plans.
3. Establishes documentation tools and protocols for direct telemedicine access to team-based assessments for participating family physicians
4. Supports patients and families to identify their treatment goals and participates in the development of a care plan.
5. Supports primary care providers to identify the key issues in managing a complex patient, the resources needed to maintain the patient and family in the community, and the follow-up necessary to implement a coordinated care plan.
6. Collaborates with members of the interprofessional teams, acute care facilities and the CCAC regarding care planning and follow-up for individuals at high risk for hospitalization or readmissions.
7. Establishes collaborative relationships with EDs, rehabilitation hospitals, acute care, FHT and CHC, and CCAC teams and others to enhance smooth transitions along the continuum of care for identified complex patients.
8. Collaborates with community agencies and diagnostic service providers to support the timely provision of comprehensive services to these patients.
9. Engages frontline staff at the official practice site in the implementation and evaluation of strategies to enhance patient care plans.
10. Utilizes highly developed communication and conflict management skills to assist members of the inter-professional team with the understanding and resolution of ethical and /or difficult situations.
11. Participates in the evaluation of the initiative, measurement of outcomes and iterative change management.
1. Graduated as an RN from a recognized program
2. Minimum 3-5 years of clinical experience in caring for elderly patients and/or providing outreach in the community an asset
3. Availability to work days with the flexibility to adapt to program needs as they may include occasional weekends and evenings
4. Demonstrated in-depth expertise regarding clinical assessment and primary care needs of vulnerable elderly, patients with complex co-morbidities and patients with chronic mental health challenges
5. Evidence of sound knowledge and skill with adult education techniques
6. Demonstrated ability to work in a self-directed manner using well-developed leadership, critical thinking, organizational and problem-solving skills
7. Demonstrated sound interpersonal, team development and conflict management skills
6. Advanced knowledge and skill with regard to patient safety, change leadership, project management and evaluation of an asset
7. Sound knowledge of legislation about acute care in the community
8. Fluent in Information technology and computer skills (Microsoft office word, excel, and electronic patient records)
9. Experience with telemedicine use is an asset
10. Member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
11. Experience in geriatrics or primary care/ community health an asset
12. Member of a professional organization(s) in nursing such as RNAO
5. Clinical Resource Nurse (RN) – Palliative Care
Department: Hospice Program-Vancouver Community
Job type: Full-time
Date: Not disclosed
As a Clinical Resource Nurse – Hospice Palliative Program with VCH you will:
1. Utilize specialized knowledge and skills to assist staff to plan, develop, implement and evaluate care, delivery and program services to palliative care clients and families.
2. Support the philosophy, vision and mission of the Palliative Care Program and the delivery of quality consistent care in an efficient and integrated model.
3. Provide staff development and support relative to palliative care services offered in Community through coaching, mentoring and leadership.
4. Collaborate with the Palliative Care & Home Health team(s), and acts as a clinical resource to all health disciplines and team members across the health units related to palliative care.
5. Provides clinical education services including orientation to clinical practice, resources, and services; individual and group learning assessments; developing, implementing, and evaluating clinical education programs and resources using specialized theory and knowledge of Home Care and Palliative/Hospice services as well as adult teaching and learning theories.
1. Currently practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
2. Five (5) years of recent and successful experience in Palliative Care Nursing and Home Care Nursing or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience in acute and community care.
3. Current CNA Certification in Palliative Care.
4. Valid driver’s licenses and local travel require the use of a personal vehicle.
6. Psychiatric Clinical Resource Nurse (RN/RPN) – Emergency Room
Job Type: Part-time
Hospital: Vancouver General Hospital
As a Psychiatric Clinical Resource Nurse with VCH, you will:
1.Provide leadership and apply specialized theory and knowledge relating to designated/specific patient/client populations to promote the delivery of safe, ethical and quality care.
2. Act as a clinical resource by providing consultation and clinical support to the interdisciplinary care team, other professionals and students.
3. Promote excellence in patient/client-centred care and education.
4. Coordinate patient flow between programs and discharge planning, including but not limited to: Emergency Department, Psychiatric Inpatient Units, first responders and community providers.
5. Provide input into the care of patients with mental health concerns awaiting transfer for further assessment or inpatient admission.
6. Act as a clinical resource, provide consultative and direct services/care to clients, families, community health professionals/agencies, law enforcement, physicians and as well as Emergency Department staff when required.
1. Currently practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing and Midwives (BCCNM)
2. Three (3) years’ recent related experience providing treatment services to individuals within the designated client population with mental health and substance use issues or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience.
3. Completion of the Non-violent crisis intervention course.
4. Valid BC Driver’s License. Local area travel will require the use of a personal vehicle.
7. Home & Community Care Nurse– RN or LPN
Location: Little Grand Rapids, MB
Job type: Full-time / Shift and Schedule overtime
Salary: Grade L4
Start date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: Until filled
1.Provide Clinical Support, coordination, and advice to the community-based program staff.
2. Identify clients who should be assessed for eligibility into the Home and Community Care Program.
3.Coordinate and conduct nurses’ assessments and assessment of clients’ home and Community Care needs, as required.
4. Develop care plans for Home and Community Care clients working with nurse assessments and other professional services.
5. Prepare regular monthly reports as required.
6. Conduct data collection within the program and community, analyze the data, compile and submit required summary reports and plan program delivery according to the goals and objectives of the program.
7.Provide assistance to public health nurses and other appropriate resources as determined
8. Ensure that information acquired through the activities of the position is kept strictly confidential.
9. Ensure all aspects of mandatory Home and Community Care Program services are met
10. Participate in internal/external meetings and other networking or professional development opportunities, as required
11. Ensure all reporting is completed, as required
12. Make appropriate referrals to other agencies or interventions, if required
13. Conduct follow-up calls to clients and record information gathered for reporting purposes
14. Maintain program statistics for purposes of evaluation and research
14. During an emergency epidemic/pandemic situation, job duties will be reviewed and reassigned accordingly.
1. Current registration, in good standing with the College of Registered Nurses Manitoba or College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba
2. Current CPR Certification
3. Two years of previous experience in home care or community health work, preferably in a First Nation community
4. Proven understanding of First Nations health care
5. Must demonstrate ability to maintain professional relations, interpersonal and managerial skills
6. Knowledge of the issues and challenges in First Nations Health Management; and of the structure and operations of the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) of Health Canada and other federal/Provincial departments and programs.
7. Knowledge of other health organizations within Manitoba.
8. Demonstrated ability to develop timely, sensitive analyses in complex and rapidly changing environments.
9.Ability to plan, budget, and develop, implement and evaluate projects and strategies relating to the management of health issues.
10. Ability to speak Ojibwe an asset
8. Public Health Nurse (RN)
Location: CG Comm-Squamish Health Unit
Job type: Part time
Department: Public Health
Salary: Grade L3
Start Date: As soon as possible
End Date: 6/9/2024
1. Utilize Public Health nursing knowledge and expertise to promote and protect the optimal health, well being and safety of infants, young children, youth, adults and families at all ages and life stages through universal and targeted programming.
2. Provide a full continuum of services including prevention, health promotion and early intervention services to individuals/groups in a variety of community-based settings.
3. Establish and maintain multidisciplinary and community partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
4. Identify the client as an individual/community/system and determine necessary interventions using a continuum of Public Health Nursing interventions such as screening, assessment, referral, advocacy, surveillance and monitoring, education and consultation.
1. Currently practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
2. Completion of specialty nursing certificate/certified practice (BCCNM) as applicable and two (2) years’ recent, related public health nursing experience including experience related to the population applicable to the job or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
3. Valid BC Driver’s License and access to personal vehicles for local area travel.
4. Comprehensive knowledge of public health nursing theory, practices and procedures.
5. Knowledge of community development and health promotion principles and practices.
6. Comprehensive knowledge of evidence informed nursing practice related to normal growth and development of relevant populations and appropriate screening and referral processes.
9. Registered Nurse – Maternity
Location: Traverse City
Job type: Full-Time
Salary : Undisclosed
1. Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare.
2. Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.
3. Promotes personal and patient safety.
3. Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.
4. Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.
5. Follows Scope and Standards of Practice from American Nurses Association as listed below.
6. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
7. Supports the mission statement of Munson Healthcare (MHC), Munson Medical Center (MMC) AND Munson Nursing: Munson Healthcare and its partners work together to provide superior quality and promote community health.
- Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
- Bereavement pay
- Competitive starting salaries
- Employee assistance program
- Employee wellness programs
- Financial planning
- Full medical, dental, and optical insurance
- Healthcare and dependent care flex spending account
- Legal plan
- Life insurance for employee and family
- Long-term disability insurance
- Paid holidays and paid time off
- Retirement savings plan
- Tuition reimbursement
1. Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan.
2. For those hired into an RN position prior to January 1, 2009, it is encouraged to obtain a BSN.
3. Certification in the specialty area of practice is also encouraged.
4. For those hired into an RN position after January 1, 2009, it is required to obtain a BSN within ten years of their start date as an RN.
5. Certification in the specialty area of practice is strongly encouraged.
6. For those hired into an RN position after January 1st, 2015, it is required to obtain a BSN within 5 years of start date Experience in the clinical area in which application has been made is desirable.
10. Emergency Nurse In Multiple Locations
Department: Emergency Nurse
Employment status: Casual (37.5 hours per week)
Salary band: 23.50/h – $51/h (according to provincial rates) + remote work premium $10/hour
Start Date: 6th April 2023
1. Provide health services in a walk-in clinic and perform rounds of observation in the community
2. Pregnancy monitoring (support in delivery room, pre and post-natal monitoring, newborn tests)
3. Chronic disease monitoring
4. Distribution of medication
5. Public health operations (health screen, immunization, birth control)
6. Routine care (tests, bandages, injections, blood sampling)
7. Facility & stock management
- License in nursing with a minimum of 3 years post qualification clinical experience
2. Experience in an emergency setting is required
3. Current active licensure in good standing with a Canadian provincial college of nursing regulatory body
4. Active CPR certification
5. English and French are a must, ability to work in both languages in a clinical setting is required.
6. Strong communication, diplomacy, and interpersonal skills for work in a multicultural, multi-disciplinary context
1. In this position, deployments will take place in remote and isolated locations in Northern Quebec
2. The deployments will take place on rotations of 2 to 4 consecutive weeks.
3. This position may be difficult and demanding both physically and psychologically. The ability to work in a high-risk, fluid, and evolving situation may be required, as is the ability to work in stressful long hours and often ambiguous conditions
4. Ability and willingness to reside in basic accommodations
5. Possibility of being on call outside of working hours when on site
6. Eligibility to work in Canada: At this time, we welcome applications from candidates eligible to work in Canada. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, we encourage you to carefully review your visa to find out whether you are eligible to work in the job you are considering applying for. Refer to our FAQ for more information.
7. If you are selected for this role, you will be required to complete a successful pre-employment screening process which includes a satisfactory Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC).
Frequently Asked Questions
1.Which nurses are in high demand in Canada?
For Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses, over the period 2022-2031, new job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 155,400 , while 143,700 new job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill them.
2. What is the age limit to apply to be a nurse in Canada?
There is no “age limit” in Canada.
3. What is the lowest level of nursing in Canada?
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)* or Registered Practical Nurse in Ontario.
4. Which country is best for nursing job?
Canada. According to a recent study, Canada is considered to be the best country for nursing salaries. There are many reasons why Canada is such a great place to work as a nurse. For one, the country has an aging population and there is a high demand for nurse
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